HAGERSTOWN, M.d – Jamie Lathroum finally had a few things go his way Friday night at Hagerstown Speedway with the draw putting him on the pole for his heat race and another putting him on the pole for the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.
Lathroum then led all but one of the 35 laps and collected $3,000 with a .881 second triumph over Gregg Satterlee.
“The last few times we were here, we broke a motor and broke a car. This is a whole lot better night, “Lathroum said.
In the second appearance of the RUSH Crate late models, Mike Pegher Jr. scored his 100th career win worth $2,000 in the series 30-lap event.
“The other time we were here for the Crate race was the first time I was ever here,” Pegher said. ”This place is pretty cool and we’re excited to come back and get the 100th career win is pretty awesome.”
Lathroum took off with Gary Stuhler and then J.T. Spence in the runner up spot but Austin Hubbard ducked under for the position following a third lap restart.
Lathroum had no problem keeping his distance on Hubbard as they pulled out to distance Stuhler by more than four seconds. Lathroum caught the rear of the field on the 16th lap as Hubbard quickly closed with the rear car spinning off turn four ahead of them on lap 18.
On that restart, Gregg Satterlee, who had advanced into third, powered past Hubbard but after three laps, Lathroum edged away until another caution regrouped the field on the 24th lap.
Hubbard paid back the favor on the restart and powered past Satterlee to grab second and lead by a half-length on the next lap. Lathroum charged back into the lead off the second turn and was again ahead more than a second when another caution appeared on the 29th lap.
Lathroum quickly escaped while it was Satterlee again retaking the runner up spot from Hubbard while behind him, Jeremy Miller had arrived all the way from 21st and sped into third.